Read the latest news and updates on Korea's tourism and meetings industry

Press Releases

KTO Showcases Korea's Top Attractions to Members of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 2023-11-14 On October 30th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) set out to promote Korean culture and tourism to participants of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly (ABU 2023).

View full article

Korea Unique Venue Receives ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ 2023-10-26 KTO’s ‘Korea Unique Venue’ project received the Gold Award under the ‘Printed Marketing Campaign' (PM) category at the ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ held in New Delhi, India earlier this month.

View full article

India's Largest Private Bank Visits Korea for MICE Tourism 2023-10-24 Approximately 3,200 members of HDFC Bank, India's largest private bank, visited Korea this October for a corporate meeting.

View full article

KTO-STO Sign MOU to Bring 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul 2023-09-15 KTO and STO signed an MOU to combine efforts to attract the 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul.

View full article

Incheon Wins Bid to Host the 2027 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly 2023-09-04 Held every four years, the IUGG General Assembly gathers geoscience experts from around the world to present their research and discuss current issues in the field. This is the second time the general assembly will be held in Asia in 24 years, following its hosting in Japan in 2003.

View full article

Corporate Group from Georgia Enjoys Benefits from Korea Unique Venue Support 2023-07-13 A corporate group from Georgia visiting Korea on a 5 day, 6 night trip enjoyed benefits from the Korea Unique Venue support.

View full article

KTO Makes Big Return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023 to Showcase Korean Business Events & Culture 2023-06-09 Korea made a big return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023, held at Messe Frankfurt from May 23-25, with special programs for buyers, as well as cultural events for booth visitors.

View full article

KTO to Select 13 New KOREA UNIQUE VENUES to Showcase Korea’s Charm 2023-06-02 With growth of the MICE industry, MICE venues are increasing in variety. Corporations and institutions, which preferred large scale convention centers in the past, are increasingly seeking out special places & experiences for their events.

View full article



( Total : 755 )

news search
  • Input method for the calendar inform action -

  • clear all Search
KTO News list(No, Category, Title, Date, Hit)
No. Category Title Date Hit
695 Travel Social Distancing Level Adjustments Starting July 1 2021-06-28 Hit:504
694 Industry Korea MICE Expo - Pre and Post-COVID-19 2021-06-28 Hit:489
693 Press Release Korea Prepares to Resume Tourism with New International Travel Expo 2021-06-14 Hit:463
692 Industry Natural Getaways in Korea’s Gyeongnam Province 2021-05-26 Hit:468
691 Travel Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace Opens 2021-05-26 Hit:423
690 Press Release Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2021-05-20 Hit:976

Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu

Pictured: New 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) at EXCO (Credit: EXCO)

Daegu City held the Opening Ceremony of EXCO’s 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) on April 28th at the plaza in front of the new exhibition hall.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with the hall’s opening event - International Green Energy Expo, attended by about 100 people including the Daegu Mayor, Gyeongbuk Province Governor, local lawmakers, and key MICE industry members.

The International Green Energy Expo celebrated its 18th anniversary this year, as Korea’s largest and world’s 10th largest new and renewable energy exhibition. The exhibition offers an opportunity to see global trends of the eco-friendly energy industry in one place, with showcases from representative companies in the domestic renewable energy sector, including solar cell, solar panel and solar inverters.

Daegu is recognized as Korea’s city of industry and science. Home to innovative hubs including the Samsung Creative Campus and Daegu High-Tech Medical Cluster, the city leads eco-friendly, high-tech advancements in diverse fields encompassing medicine, energy, robots and IoT. Daegu hosted numerous international events in the past, including the World Water Forum in 2015, attracting 47,000 delegates from around the world.

EXCO is Daegu’s main convention center and opened as Korea’s first regional exhibition and convention center in April 2001, with an initial exhibition area of 3,872 m2. The center underwent its first expansion in 2011, expanding to an area of 14,415 m2, which allowed for hosting of major international events, raising the status of Daegu as a city of international conferences.

Now EXCO successfully underwent its second expansion with the opening of the East Wing. EXCO’s East Wing has an exhibition area of 15,000 m2 with one basement level and two ground levels. Combined with the original space, EXCO now meets the 30,000 m2 exhibition space requirement to host large-scale international events. With this opening, EXCO will be reborn as a global convention center capable of hosting large-scale international events, including the 2022 World Gas Congress scheduled for May next year.


689 Industry Busan - Inspiration for Future Events in Korea’s Beloved Coastal City 2021-04-27 Hit:483
688 Travel Public Wi-Fi in Seoul Now Four Times Faster with Kkachi On 2021-04-26 Hit:431
687 Press Release Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City 2021-04-23 Hit:496
686 Industry Springtime in Seoul : What's New in the City 2021-03-30 Hit:481